THDA-500T v.2 is a midi hybrid [vacuum tube/solid state] headphone amplifier which can be also used as a preamplifier.
Design & Features
Pure Class A, single ended design with no negative feedback for the best sound performance and highest power.
Discrete MOSFET output and 12AX7 vacuum tube to provide the best mix of power and an analogue tube-like sound.
Audiophile-grade Wima coupling and Rubycon power supply capacitors to offer high reliability and great sound.
Precisely built, extremely quiet and stable linear internal power supply supports ultra-high-end sound performance.
3.5V stereo preamplifier output allows to connect an external power amp or powered speakers.
Removable IEC type power cord gives an option to upgrade the system with a premium audiophile power cable in any time.
Very rigid, non-resonant and luxurious steel-aluminum casing (10 mm front and 6 mm rear aluminum panels) to isolate internal components from negative interferences.
RCA AUX input for connecting analog source audio device.
NEW! Analog input and output with high-end solid machined brass RCA sockets.
NEW! 24bit/192kHz high-resolution, asynchronous USB-DAC [true high-speed audio processor SA9123 DAC AKM AK4430 chip] – the new DAC solution makes the most of your digital audio and changes it to a thrilling experience.
THDA-500T v.2 showcases the art of delivering the best sound to your ears!
An outstanding review and ON TOP AUDIO 2018 award for TAGA Harmony THDA-500T headphone amplifier by French “ON MAG” (02-2018). Listening: a headphone amp that displays its personality, full of talent, vitality and generosity Conclusion “What beautiful hours in perspective will be able to pass with this Taga Harmony THDA500T. It is endearing in sound as it is aesthetical. It plays its score a bit but remains true to the soul of music that stays above all else of emotion. At this price, it is almost unexpected.”
Listening impressions "… a user receives a decent headphone amplifier and a pure-blooded DAC based on really good components. And undoubtedly it can be heard! The headphone amplifier operates in the class A. It provides clean, rich and massive sound. The sound is flat and harmonious, very well arranged in the space. Taga Harmony has a good ability to emphasize sound contours, completing their interiors and ballasting them tonally. This results in a strong and energetic message, but at the same time direct and tangible. Leading in the direction of elegance and culture. Excellent smoothness and sophistication… It transfers audio signals from a connected computer to a higher level of digital sound. The sound is splendidly arranged, neat and clean - neutral but aimed towards physiological warmth and energy, what brings a high level of engagement and genuine listening pleasure. Revelation. Conclusion The summary in this case will be very short. For this price a listener receives really a lot. That is the first-class, high-grade sound provided by the headphone amplifier and as a bonus - the high resolution and spatial sound converted via the built-in USB DAC. Warning! The Taga Harmony THDA-500T plays much better than it looks. Do not be fooled by its economical design, it is a real blockbuster in the audio hi-fi category. I recommend it."